My grandmother used to call a thick piece of toast a 'Rocky Harbour slice'. They often didn't fit well in her toaster, back in the pre-bagel-friendly-toaster days.
Nan always had homemade bread and her Rocky Harbour toast was fantastic. It was best dipped into a mug of hot chocolate (made from scratch using just milk, cocoa and a bit of sugar). And, if you have never tried that, you really should. Yum! But beware, the skinny store-bought bread is just not the same.
I think Rocky Harbour toast may, in fact, be medicinal. Especially when coupled with a cup of tea. It is the only craving I ever get when I am sick.
Rocky Harbour is close to the community of Woody Point, which is where I am from and where my grandparents lived. As you can well imagine, there are rocks in Rocky Harbour. Lots of them.
One very large rock near Rocky Harbour is Gros Morne, the second highest mountain in NL, at 806 m. A reasonable day-hike with a beautiful view. The photo above was taken from Winterhouse Brook looking towards Gros Morne.
Gros Morne National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The area is quite interesting from a geological point of view and is a critical piece in the plate tectonics theory.
This shot was taken from the same spot as the one above, in Winterhouse Brook, on a mauzy day. What a difference a bit of rain can make!
Gros Morne National Park surrounds Bonne Bay, a very fascinating bay. There are two arms in the bay, the south and east. They are actually fjords that were carved out by glaciers.
In fact, glaciers are responsible for a lot of what you see in Newfoundland and Labrador. As you travel past Rocky Harbour up the Northern Peninsula you see long flat areas on the west that abruptly end at the base of the mountain range on the east. These flat areas were once underwater due to the weight of glaciers; they found the light of day after the glaciers receded.
Lots of rocks around here for sure. And lots of references to rocks. Including, 'Rocky Harbour slices'! :-)
These photos were taken with a Canon 100 mm macro f/2.8 lens.
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